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FAQ

Let's talk about waxing...

Whether you are going “all in” with a Brazilian bikini wax or just getting your eyebrows shaped up, it is important that you choose an experienced waxer at a reputable establishment for your waxing services. You’re going to let another person wax your most delicate areas and the face you show the world everyday. Why would you trust your skin to just anyone?

Waxing is definitely our expertise. Our waxers are highly-trained and bring years of experience to the waxing table (literally – haha). Our goal is to make every client happy – not only with our service, but with their experience as well. Let’s face it–when it comes to waxing, it’s the destination, not the journey! We do everything we can to make waxing as pleasant as possible!

How long do I have to let my hair grow?

To get the best wax possible, you must let your hair grow in for at least 2 weeks from your last shave.  The hair should be about half an inch long, and the longer the better! The more follicles/roots we can remove during the waxing service, the smoother your skin will be. The “grow out” stage is often the most difficult step, but the longer the hair is, the cleaner the waxing will turn out.

Does it hurt?

Does James Brown get down? It’s ok if you don’t know James Brown, but he definitely gets down!!

Yes – it hurts. This isn’t a facial, people. However, it hurts more the first time you wax than any other time because you are waxing 100% of the hair, your nerves are on edge, and you don’t know what to expect. You will experience a quick, temporary sting that stops hurting right away. By far the worst part for most people is the anticipation, not the actual waxing service!  Follow all the tips we give you and your next waxing experience will be so much EASIER!

The pain associated with waxing is highly sensationalized. EVERYONE knows the waxing scene in 40 Year Old Virgin. Poor Steve almost lost a nipple in that one! Our expert waxers sensitive to this and do everything they can to minimize your discomfort. We recommend avoiding caffeine prior to your visit,taking an ibuprofen about an hour before your appointment, and scheduling your waxing appointment just after your menstrual cycle.

 

Is there anything I can take for the pain?

Short of an ibuprofen and a shot of tequila, it’s just a grin an bear it kind of thing. There are products on the market designed to minimize waxing discomfort and we’ve found they just don’t work. We promise to make your waxing appointment as fast and painless as possible. Oh – and we also have tequila if you need a little “liquid courage.”

Should I trim my hair?

Oh PLEASE NO! The longer the hair, the better the wax. It’s a waxing expert’s mantra. The long the hair, the more the wax will adhere, the smoother your skin will be, and the longer the waxing results will last. If you’ve been living in the bush (I can’t help myself) and your hair is on the longer side, the wax may pull a little bit.

I am on my cycle can I still get waxed?

Absolutely! Many women find they are the least sensitive when they are menstruating. If it is “that time of the month”, just wear a tampon and you waxer will work around the string. Some women do find they are little more sensitive to waxingd than usual. Same goes for the few days before your cycle as well.

What if I am pregnant, can I still get waxed?

Definitely. Many pregnant women find they are more sensitive in the first and last months of pregnancy, but are totally fine for most of it. We regularly wax mothers-to-be up to days before their due date! In fact, scheduling a “pre-childbirth Brazilian wax” is becoming almost as popular as packing an overnight bag for delivery!

Can medication affect waxing?

Yes! You need to be very careful about getting waxed if you are taking any antibiotics, Accutane, Differin, or Retin A. Additionally, any medications that list “sun sensitivity” on the list of symptoms will sensitize you from being waxed. You should also avoid waxing while using glycolic acid, harsh exfoliants or any facial peels.

All these products thin out and weaken your skin making you more sensitive and likely to burn or peel. You should wait 2-6 weeks depending on how long you have been on the medication before you wax, as we want to make sure the medication is out of your system so you have a pleasant waxing experience. If you are not sure of how you may react from any other prescriptions you are taking, please give us a call beforehand so we can help you determine if you are able to get waxed.

What is the normal skin reaction to waxing?

Oh Normal. What a tricky word. It is normal for your skin to show redness after waxing. Some skin is more sensitive than others and reactions may range from no redness at all to very red or welts, especially after a first wax. The first time you wax an area, or if it has been a while since your last waxing, you will probably experience some redness and sensitivity afterwards. This usually subsides within a few hours, or for very sensitive skin within 24 hours.

Can I tan before or after my waxing?

We recommend that you do not tan before or at least 24 hours after getting waxed. Also, don’t come in with a spray tan because the wax will take your tan right off! If necessary, it is OK to spray tan 24 hours after waxing.

Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker, darker or heavier?

No, it will not. Waxing removes the hair by the root, often weakening the root in process. Therefore, if anything, waxing will make the hair finer and sparser with repeated regular waxing.

What will I be wearing in the treatment room?

Depends on the waxing service:
Facial waxing? Stay dressed, you can even keep your shoes on.
Body waxing? You need to remove only enough clothing for the waxer.
Bikini waxing? You can keep your undies on. But it’s easier for the waxer if you “drop trou.”
Brazilian waxing? Going full-flown commando here, people! There is no modesty when it comes to the Brazilian wax. Your waxer can’t get to all the little spots if you’re too shy to get nekkid.  So chuck the panties aside and bear it all for the world!!  ER, well, at least your waxer…

What exactly is a Brazilian Wax?

The waxing industry definition varies, but for us, it’s everything from front to back! If we remove the labia hair it is a Brazilian waxing regardless of what you leave or don’t leave on top—be it a landing strip, a triangle, or nothing.

Oh, and ladies?  We also wax men.  So book that waxing appointment for your main man.

How long does the Brazilian waxing take?

The brazilian waxing process is usually less than 20 minutes, but it just depends on how much hair needs to be waxed.

How long does waxing last?

Waxing can last up to 6 weeks. Most people find their perfect waxing schedule is every 4 weeks.  The more you get waxed, the longer it will last. We recommend absolutely NO SHAVING between waxes. Shaving traumatizes the hair follicle,creates redness and ingrown hairs.

How often should I have waxing done?

We recommend anywhere from 3-6 weeks or when the hair is between 1/4 and 1/2 inch long.

I have a special occasion planned and want to get waxed for the first time! Are there any special instructions?

YES!!  PLAN AHEAD!!! I’m going to repeat myself – PLAN AHEAD!!!
Everyone is different.  If you’ve never been waxed before, you don’t know how you skin will react.  You might be one of those rare souls who have a major skin freak-out after a wax.  You don’t want that on your plate right before the wedding, the honeymoon or the crazy trip to Cancun. If you are waxing for the first time for an event or special occasion, we strongly recommend scheduling the same waxing service 4 weeks PRIOR to make sure you have no adverse reactions on the big day.